Travelling is incredibly exciting, but you don’t have to hop on a plane or ship in order to do so. A staycation, staying in the country where you live can also be really rewarding. More often than not, even when I visit J in another country, we often just stay home for the week(s) I’m in town. Because, why not?
You probably have a ton of great tourist attractions not too far away from you that you’ve never visited if you do stay in your own city, so why not make next year the year to do so? Here are just a few of the reasons to consider a staycation.
You Can Bring Your Dog
One of the downsides to traveling is having to leave your dog behind. If you don’t have a trustworthy friend or family member who is able to help you out, you have to board them in kennels which aren’t usually a pleasant experience for dogs.
The great thing about a staycation is that you can bring your dog along! Put their harness on and pop their seatbelt in and you’re ready for a road trip! Alternatively, you can bring dogs on many forms of public transport such as trains. All you need to do is find a dog-friendly hotel; there are more of them than you’d probably think. The Travel Pockets have even made some great posts of Pet Friendly locations that you can easily go to.
Usually, you pay a little extra or a larger deposit, but it’s well worth it to have your best friend with you. Alternatively, you could hire an RV or go on a camping trip with your dog. You could explore the destination on foot, going on incredible hikes and seeing stunning views. Your pooch is bound to enjoy it as much as you!
Travel Can Be Part Of The Fun
If you hire out a bus or minivan to take your group to your destination, you can have just as much time on the journey there as when you arrive. You can sing songs, play games and generally have a good time since you’re not sharing the bus with members of the public.
If you choose a bus which offers wifi on board none of your party will get bored on the way! You could research if there’s a charter bus for rent locally which suits your needs.
Generally, staying in the country where you live is going to be cheaper than booking flights and going abroad. If you’re going on a road trip, for example, you only need to cover the cost of fuel if you’re taking tents to camp.
Alternatively, you could hire an RV which gives you transport and accommodation in one. Rather than staying in fancy tourist hotels you could stay in smaller B&Bs or motels to keep costs down.
Either way, if you’re looking to travel on a budget, a staycation is a great way to go.
It Less Hassle
There’s no having to catch flights at crazy times in the night. You don’t have to worry about exchanging your money, or wondering if your debit card or phone will work properly abroad.
There’s no jet lag, passports to renew or travel vaccinations needed. There’s a lot to think about when you travel abroad.
There are fewer things to have to worry about and get sorted.